I’m writing this at 1 am while waiting for my laundry to finish so I can hang it up, so this is most likely an insane post and will have very little editing. Sorry.
So, being jewish in Japan is interesting. The word for a jewish person is Japanese is yudaiajin (though google translate is also telling me yudaiahito), but I’ve learned that most Japanese people don’t know this word, or the meaning associated with it. I’ve told people, had full conversations, and they have had no idea that this religion exists. It’s not a big deal, but it makes celebrating holidays interesting.
While in the grand Jewish spectrum, Hanukkah is not all that important, it has always been my favorite holiday.This year Sam and I decided that we were going to make latkahs, aka potato pancakes. Last year (I think…) we had amazing Latkahs made by Sam’s uncle, Steve, so we tried to mimic his ratio for our ingredients. I don’t really know if we did that, as it’s been a year, but our’s tasted pretty awesome and very authentic. We took pictures! Yay!